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Silly Windows and Scheduled Tasks

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Jun 22, 2002
Beijing, China
For the life if me I can't get one to start. Specificly I want FooBar to start up but I can't seem to get any app I make one to start up. I put in the right password and all that jazz, and it won't even go when I right click and run... anyone got any ideas?


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Dec 17, 2000
Portland, OR
I can't remember if you're running XP or not Crash, but if you are...first, go to: C:\Documents and Settings | All Users | Application Data | Microsoft | Crypto | RSA | S-1-5-18 and delete the files in there (if there are any)...Scheduled Tasks will recreate the files needed. This folder is hidden by default....to show hidden files: Start | Run and type control folders | 'View' tab | Check 'Show hidden files and folders'.

A scheduled task can be run without the need to enter a password, but you'll need to disable the following setting...

Start | Control Panel | Administrative Tools | Local Security Policy | Local Policies | Security options | In the right hand pane (third down)...

Accounts: Limit local account use of blank passwords to console logon only

This is enabled by default...right click and select 'Properties' | Select the 'Disabled' radio button to disable it. You can also access "Local Security Settings" by typing secpol.msc in the Run box. ;)